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Stephen Molyneux

Civil Engineering
Carnarvon Petroleum


Since gaining his Geology and Geophysics PhD from Imperial College London, Stephen has forged a career as part of various teams around the world that has discovered over five billion barrels of recoverable oil. He was part of the discovery team that found the Buzzard Field (600 mmbo/2001) now producing 300,000bopd, Catcher Fields (100mmbo/2013), and Huntington Field (60mmbo/2005) in the UK North Sea. Stephen was Chief Geologist at Oilexco North Sea from 2004-2009, which took a company from 10 cents to $18.50 in 2008, producing 30,000 bopd from the Brenda North Sea oilfield. He was also within the exploration team that discovered the Tahiti Field (500mmbo/2004), which is now producing 200,000 bopd in the Gulf of Mexico. He explored and appraised the Peregrino five billion-barrel heavy oil field in Brazil (2004), and now owned by Statoil (the largest oilfield outside of Norway for Statoil), producing 100,000 bopd in Phase 1. Stephen also discovered the recent 426 Cretaceous deep-water fan fields in the Sergipe Basin (Brazil), estimated to contain over a billion barrels of oil (2013). Recently as the Carnarvon Exploration Manager, he was part of the Lower Triassic discoveries at Phoenix South (up to 300mmbo in place/2014) and Roc gas discoveries (up to 1 TCF gas/2016) in the NWS.

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